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Mechanisms by Tchebyshev

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Author:Mathematical Etudes Foundation
Description: Archival photographs, reproductions, and computer animations of Tchebyshev's machines: plantigrade machine; mechanism for transforming rotation into translational motion; paddling mechanism; wheelchair; paradoxical mechanism; mechanism for transforming oscillation into rotation; bicycle; reversing and dwell mechanism; centrifugal governor; epicyclic gear of arithmometer; slider-crank mechanism of the steam enginge; lever-screw curvature measuring device; adjustable arc curve ruler; and more. Also available in French and the site's native Russian, the collection of Mechanisms by Tchebyshev receives support from the Steklov Mathematical Institute and Dynasty Foundation.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English, French
Resource Types: Graphics, Simulations
Math Topics: Constructions, Construction/Trades, Engineering

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